European port says a key cause of the congestion is the arrival of large international
container ships outside scheduled times at its ECT Delta Terminal and Euromax
As a result, Hapag-Lloyd is
diverting its Europe-Asia cargo to the neighbouring Port of Antwerp, for at
least seven of its voyages. The company said it will continue to monitor the Rotterdam situation will be reviewed
regularly and if necessary, we will advise on further Antwerp calls for
Rotterdam Port Authority has diverted cargo itself to the Rotterdam Container
Terminal (RCT) located next to the Delta Terminal. RCT will organise a berth,
the unloading of containers and the overland transport to the Delta Terminal in
an attempt to “unburden” the Delta Terminal.
Containers will also be shuttled between the Port of
Moerdijk (MCT) and Maasvlakte to ease congestion. Rotterdam Port Authority says
because the cranes on larger ships can operate more efficiently, the quay at
Maasvlakte will be used more efficiently.
The Uniport Terminal will also be used for the “bundling”
of inland shipping containers, and if necessary road containers, which Rotterdam
says will result in greater efficiently at Maasvlakte.
addition to these short-term measures, Rotterdam says the container sector
continues to work intensively on structural handling improvements for the